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public LocationGreenwich, UK
TimezoneEurope/London
Sunrise: 5:08 
Transit: 13:06 
Sunset: 21:03
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59 Aurigae

Above the horizon.  Circumpolar today
Alt: 1.65°   Az: 13.78°   Direction: North-North-East

59 Aurigae is a variable and multiple main-sequence star of spectral class F2 in the constellation of Auriga.

59 Aurigae visual magnitude is 6.12. Because of its faintness, 59 Aurigae is visible to the naked eye only from locations with very dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

Image of 59 Aurigae star
DSS2 image of 59 Aurigae. The red arrow shows the motion of 59 Aurigae during the next 100000 years (8.33 arcmin in Right Ascension and 13.33 arcmin in declination);

Celestial Coordinates

Apparent

06h 54m 42s
+38° 50’ 14”
13h 11m 11s
20h 05m 54s

J2000

06h 53m 01s
+38° 52’ 09”

Galactic Coordinates

177.4°
16.91°

Finder Chart

Finder chart 59 Aurigae star
Simplified finder chart for 59 Aurigae.

Magnitude, Color, Spectral Class

6.12
Main-sequence

0.06
F2V
7044K

The red dot in the diagram below shows where 59 Aurigae is situated in the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of 59 Aurigae. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Star System Properties

59 Aurigae is a visual double star which can be observed with binoculars or small telescopes. The table below shows key information about the 59 Aurigae double sysyem:

6.12
10.02
3.9
22.3 arcsec

Distance, Radial Speed, Proper Motion

59 Aurigae is distant 530.08 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 1 kilometers per second.

162.60
530.08
1 km/s
0.005 arcsec/y
0.008"/y

Alternative Designations

SAO59571
SAO59571

Visibility from Your Location

59 Aurigae is circumpolar and transits at 10:59 UTC (altitude: 77.4°)